Upload & Sell: Off
Ppayne, are you thinking about automatic classification or sorting? If this is the case, many problems may arise...
How do you determine the field number the game was shot on using the EXIF? In the comment section?
What is your camera are out of sync for the times? Pictures could end up in different categories....
Just trying to see how this would speed up the process at the end.
If you can help us better understand
Also on another mindset, hardware is also critical when it come to performance and peace of mind. Do any of these guys at 5 minutes photos or photo Paratas advise you on that? It might be alright if you only need 5 to 10 stations, but what happened if you need 30 to 40 and have 6 to 10 photographers bringing chips in with 200+ pictures @ 5-6megs each? Will the system keep up? Does it support multi-core CPU?
I have been also supplying viewing station server (VSS) for 5 years now (Hardware + Software). I have tested various configurations and settings (terminal server, TFTP, multi-screen and so on...) big events are my specialty. Work flow, logistic and efficiency are things that drives me.
I'm not saying that these software are bad, but keep in mind that a digital proofing system has to be easy to deploy, to use and reliable. This is critically true for big events. You use quality gear when you shoot (I hope ) Why would that be different for your proofing stations? Remember that we are in the business to sell photos and not get all caught up in viewing software etc.
My 2 cents.
If you are interested in what I could provide:
I would be more than happy to answer questions within the forum so everyones knowledge could benefit form it.
Edited on Apr 29, 2008 at 05:49 PM